Melville and traveled the LIE to Queens, then Brooklyn and into
The photos below are what we saw.
elevated viaduct of the highway we got our first good view of
the Manhattan skyline with the Queens cemetery in the foreground
for good measure. Plenty of new buildings on the skyline
since we lived here.
further down the road we got a more complete view of the
Manhattan skyline. Freedom Tower is the highpoint on the
to the city we came upon the old highway that was being
demolished. I am guessing that explosives were used to carve
it into chunks. We saw a legion of huge concrete busting
track-hoes on the ground making plenty of noise as they broke up
the cement road bed.
highway was built using plate and rivet technology.
still to NYC we got a view of the Empire State Building.
The Chrysler Building is also visible at the far right of the
tenement building was right next to the viaduct. The
fellow in the bottom row has an expanding metal gate blocking
access from the fire escape.
further south we got a view of the downtown skyline. Note
the tall ship docked at South Street Seaport.
buildings have water towers on the roof to provide fire
suppression water. This tank got the art deco treatment
producing an interesting contrast to the drab building in the
the Narrows bridge from Brooklyn to Staten Island. This is
a very big bridge.
bridge approach we got a nice view of the downtown skyline as
well as the Weehawken, NJ skyline. Staten Island is in the
bridge we got a brief glimpse of the old fort that guarded the
approach to NY on the Hudson River.
Goethels Bridge from Staten Island to New Jersey was being
rebuilt. Rather than the plate and rivet approach, this
bridge was built with concrete and steel. Note the rebar
being hoisted with the crane.
bridge is visible to the right of the crane.
green mesh is rebar being laid prior to being covered with
concrete. I am guessing the green color is some sort of
rust protection for the steel. In the distance, container
cranes at the port are visible.
towers of the new bridge and the suspension cables.
hydraulic crane was an interesting contrast to the plate and
rivets of the
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